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  • fiat_logo.automotiveIT

    Fiat to build Jeeps in Italy


    Fiat will start building Jeeps in Italy from 2014.The Italian carmaker said Thursday it plans to invest more than 1 billion euros in its plant in Melfi in southern Italy to build both a new Jeep brand vehicle and a new Fiat.Melfi will be "one of the most advanced car ...

  • gm psa alliance.automotiveIT

    GM, PSA settle on 3 common vehicle projects


    General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will build three cars together and move ahead  with plans to jointly purchase components.The US and French carmakers, which earlier  this year agreed on a far-reaching cooperation, said they would develop common vehicle architectures for a C-segment vehicle for Opel and Peugeot; a B-segment ...

  • BoschRussia.automotiveIT

    Bosch in bid to grow Russian business


    Robert Bosch plans to build a new factory in Russia on the expectation that the country's car market will continue to grow rapidly in coming years.The German automotive supplier, the world's largest, said it would invest some 40 million euros in the plant in the next three years. Construction will ...

  • 2013 Fiat 500e.automotiveIT

    Bosch dissolves Samsung JV, establishes battery unit


    The Fiat 500e, which was unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show, is the first EV with a Bosch battery pack (Photo: Fiat)Robert Bosch, formalizing the dissolution of a battery joint venture with Korea's Samsung, has established a new division to build and market battery systems.The German automotive supplier ...

  • byd bus.automotiveIT

    China's BYD in joint venture to build electric buses in Europe


    BYD's electric buses are drive in Shenzhen (Photo: BYD)China's BYD and Bulgaria's Bulmineral have established a joint venture to build electric buses in Europe.The move will help BYD accelerate its plans to establish itself as a global EV brand.It is the second major automotive investment by a Chinese company ...

  • Renault.automotiveIT

    Renault adopts GT Nexus cloud platform for aftermarket parts


    GT Nexus will provide a cloud-based supply chain platform to Renault, as the French automaker moves to improve its international spare parts and accessory business.The US-based business software specialist said Renault has been successfully testing the system's ability to track spare parts exports from France to major markets such as ...

  • kuka_automotive.automotiveIT

    Space robots come to Daimler


    Kuka is a major robotics supplier to the auto industry (Photo: Kuka)Daimler plans to deploy robots originally designed for use in outer space to help build cars on earth.The German premium car maker said it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kuka, a large southern-German maker of industrial ...

  • isf cyber security.automotiveIT

    2013 cyber threats: Supply chain prone to data security risks


    (Photo: ISF)With more internal information held by outside service providers, companies face the risk of increased threats to data security, according to an independent cyber security body."More organizations will fall victim to information security incidents at their suppliers," the Information Security Forum (ISF) predicted. "Today's organization's data is increasingly ...

  • Audi Q3.automotiveIT

    Report: Audi plans to invest 3 billion euros in China


    Audi showed its new Q3 SUV at the Beijing auto show in April, 2012 (Photo: Audi)With demand for its cars surging, Audi plans to invest 3 billion euros in China in the next five years, according to a report in the government-owned China Daily.The newspaper, citing an interview with ...

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    Siemens, Bentley Systems cooperate


    (Photo: Bentley Systems)Siemens and Bentley Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly market software for the digital planning of car factories and other manufacturing facilities.The cooperation is designed to deliver "intelligent and sustainable digital factory infrastructure," the companies said in a press release.Siemens and Bentley Systems, which ...

  • ford FocusElectric.automotiveIT

    GE: "Industrial Internet" can add $15 trillion to global GDP


    GE is testing sensor-equipped "smart" batteries that transmit data from a Ford Focus Electric (Photo: GE)A new digitally connected model for industry could add as much as 15 trillion dlrs to global output, according to a report published by General Electric Monday.Researchers at the US based industrial conglomerate say ...

  • renault talisman ghosn.automotiveIT

    Report: Renault-Dongfeng to build cars in China


    Renault CEO Ghosn (center) confirmed his ambitions in China at the launch of the new Talisman at the 2012 Beijing auto show in April (Photo: Renault)Renault and its local partner Dongfeng are planning to build cars in China, according to China Business News.The news report, which was cited by ...

  • Audi computing center.automotiveIT

    Audi's new computer center goes online


    Audi's new computing center is cooled by outside air when outside temperatures fall below 11 degrees (Photo: Audi)Audi switched on a new computer center it says will set new standards for green IT.The center, located at the premium car maker's headquarters in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, hosts all main IT ...

  • Congestion.automotiveIT

    Ford survey finds Europeans still want to buy cars


    Despite growing worries over traffic congestion, European still want to own carsEuropeans still want to buy cars, despite increasing concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution and rising fuel costs.That is one of the conclusions from a survey of 6,000 people across Europe conducted on behalf of Ford Motor by ...

  • ford mulally ces.automotiveIT

    CES - Las Vegas


    Ford CEO Alan Mulally was one of the automotive speakers at the 2012 CES (Photo: CES)The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the biggest consumer-electronics gatherings worldwide, will take place in Las Vegas January 7 - 11, 2013. The first day is reserved for press-related activities.The annual event ...

  • siemens lms.automotiveIT

    LMS acquisition expands Siemens' PLM offering


    LMS virtual simulation software will enhance Siemens' PLM offering (Photo: LMS)Siemens has acquired Belgian simulation software maker LMS International for 680 million euros in a move to expand its offering of product lifecycle management (PLM) products.The German industrial group said the acquisition will add model-based simulation, design, test and ...

  • Renault solar panels.automotiveIT

    Renault inaugurates solar panels at 6 sites


    New Renault vans are parked underneath a roof of solar panels (Photo: Gestamp Solar)Renault is inaugurating a large installation of solar panels at six of its French plants, in a move designed to reduce energy costs and lower the factories' CO2 emissions.The French automaker, which first announced the project ...

  • GM Mott.automotiveIT

    GM to take over 3,000 IT staff from HP


    GM CIO Mott needs to hire thousands of staff to bring IT services in-house (Photo: Larry Peplin)General Motors, which is bringing the bulk of its IT operations in house, will hire 3,000 hardware and software engineers from HP.Under an agreement signed by the two companies last week, 3,000 HP ...

  • gm psa alliance.automotiveIT

    GM, PSA to jointly develop 4 vehicles


    General Motors and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen confirmed they will jointly develop four vehicles as part of a wide-ranging cooperation pact put in place earlier this year.The US and French car groups said in a press release that they would, togetherbuild a compact class multi-purpose van for Opel and a compact-class crossover utility ...

  • ford john ginder.automotiveIT

    Ford's big data chief helps with "heavy lifting"


    Ford's John Ginder uses new data analysis techniques to help Ford's operations (Photo: Ford)John Ginder, who runs the big-data operations of Ford Motor, sees his role as allowing the carmaker”˜s operating units to solve their problems with the help of IT. "We look for opportunities where organizations don't have ...